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> How To Make Mince And Potatoes-- Glasgow Way., I come from Govan. my American friend would like to know the recipe fo
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post 25th Apr 2018, 05:03pm
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Dearie me! You don't like criticism, do you. I stand by what I wrote about your abortion of a dish. I have never seen such an unattractive presentation of mince in all my life. Whoever cooked that unsightly, lumpy mess should be banned sin die from the kitchen.

I assume that the crap firm of IKEA, in your neck of the woods, inflicts on the populace "foodstuffs" as well as their rubbish furnishings. We in Europe are spared that and have much to be thankful for.

I cannot share your apparent nostalgia for school dinners, as I never partook of them. AS a kid in Shettleston I used to see, and smell, the van going down to the school with its load of galvy containers of swill. It gave me the boak, not always of the dry variety.

Bilbo, I ,don’t want to get involved with your ongoing dispute, but I have to ask you, when did Scotland move out of Europe?

IKEA has a very well supported store at Braehead near Glasgow airport. It has been there for years.
Maybe. I have misread your post.

I think IKEA is a European company, I could be wrong about that too.

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post 25th Apr 2018, 08:51pm
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right off the subject here Bilbo,but it`s good to share old time memories. My mother`s mince was 'pathetic' or in today`s young folks lingo "gross". She just chuckedin the mince watr and Bisto,voila,a watery mess,same with stew. We lived above a wee resataurant,and their mince was to die for,queues out in the street every lunchtime with working men. My mum did the dishes in there,so she saw how it was cooked. I told her how much I loved it,she said och they add flour and maybe porridge oats,no matter,if my mother had followed that example,but no,too much Glasgow housewife pride,her way was fine,by her standards. Chicken ??? I got sent to the local fishmonger for a wee bit,it was cut up in legs and breasts etc all on the slab,so I never saw a WHOLE chicken until I was married. This is the God`s truth. I was walking down the stairs the day after Christmas and saw a whole carcass on the stair,flung out for one of the many cats,and I wondered,how anyone would know how to cook a whole chicken. As the years went on I learned,had to.
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post 26th Apr 2018, 07:47pm
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Thank you very much folks, for the various ways of making mince 'n totties. Your replies were both useful and entertaining. I'm surprised at the lack of mention of the "Ah...Bisto!" addition. Cheers, Dugald.
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post 26th Apr 2018, 08:28pm
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[quote name='bilbo.s' date='23rd Apr 2018, 11:01pm' post='3738124']
Colonial rubbish! And to add insult to injury, IKEA! WTF!
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rolleyes.gif mince n totties in a flat pack ? wacko.gif


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post 26th Apr 2018, 09:33pm
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Thank you very much folks, for the various ways of making mince 'n totties. Your replies were both useful and entertaining. I'm surprised at the lack of mention of the "Ah...Bisto!" addition. Cheers, Dugald.


entertaining is the keyword on these kind of boards. One person starts a subject and others follow with their tuppence worth. Unfortunately,,it invariably descends in to vitriol,and the entertainment is kaput ! I`ve seen so many Scottish boards shut down when the light hearted banter turns nasty.
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post 27th Apr 2018, 02:46pm
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QUOTE (taurus @ 26th Apr 2018, 10:33pm) *
entertaining is the keyword on these kind of boards. One person starts a subject and others follow with their tuppence worth. Unfortunately,,it invariably descends in to vitriol,and the entertainment is kaput ! I`ve seen so many Scottish boards shut down when the light hearted banter turns nasty.


Funny that, especially when we're famed the World over for our ability to talk mince tongue.gif

You will see from my original reply to Dugald that my mother had the same talent as yours when it came to mince (stew etc). It probably was the main reason I wouldn't eat meat, fish, poultry or many vegetables until I got into my late teens. I tried school dinners but only lasted a few days as the only thing I ate was the boiled cabbage, which had the distinctive aroma of stewed socks ohmy.gif

I still cook mince occasionally but the recipe will remain a secret in case it offends anyone, and a photo is definitely out of the question laugh.gif


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[quote name='ashfield' date='27th Apr 2018, 02:46pm' post='3738141']
Funny that, especially when we're famed the World over for our ability to talk mince :

rolleyes.gif what a loada mince, aussies hold that spot M8 yes.gif


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Sorry to say, I couldn't eat mince the way we ate it when I was young in Glasgow. My young sister and I hated it, especially the thick, lumpy bits of Bisto!

These days, I buy 300 gms of good quality mince, mix it with a can of garlic pasta sauce and serve with wholemeal spaghetti - economical, delicious and I love it!


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